Earth at Night 2012: It’s the end of the night as you know it; you’ll see fine.
Download hemisphere views and a global animation of the new Earth at Night.
Download flat map views of the new Earth at Night (in JPEG and GeoTIFF).
The night is nowhere near as dark as most of us think. In fact, the Earth is never really dark; it twinkles with lights from humans and nature.
Scientists are using new images of Earth’s dark side to gain insight on human activity and poorly understood natural events.